Tag: Experiment

Oli Jacobs – Filmic Cuts II: Luchador Monkey Crisis | Review

Title: Filmic Cuts II: Luchador Monkey Crisis

Author: Oli Jacobs

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 152

Rating 3.5/5

 

 

I think I went into this one with my hopes artificially high because of how good Filmic Cuts I was (it made my top books of the quarter). In that collection, every story was a hit for me, whereas in this one there were a couple of misses. But that’s normal for a collection of short stories.

What I did like was the way that this one built on the first collection by continuing to play with styles and to experiment with genres. Jacobs mixed some things together that I’d never even thought of, and for the most part, I thought they worked pretty well. So while this wasn’t quite as good as the first Filmic Cuts book, it was still pretty good.

 

 

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George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London | Review

Title: Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 220

Rating: 5*/5

 

George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London

 

I’m not sure why it took me so long to get round to reading this one. In fact, I somehow ended up with two copies of it and gave one of them to my friend Neil, and he read and reviewed it before I even got around to starting. But once I did start it, I was hooked – in fact, it only took me a day to read it and I found it hard to put it down.

That’s a rarity for a non-fiction book, but then this one is written by George Orwell, and so I shouldn’t have expected any less. As you might have guessed from the title, it follows Orwell’s exploits as a down and out in both Paris and London as he tries to live on hardly any money at all, scavenging cash from the streets or working long hours in French restaurants.

That might not sound interesting, but it is. In fact, while this is technically a travel book, it’s also a type of social experiment, only from back in the 1930s. It’s the kind of book that everyone should read, regardless of who they are.

 

George Orwell

George Orwell

 

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